To celebrate 30 years of Stockton International Riverside Festival we presented a unique and breathtaking High Wire Finale show which brought the festival to a memorable close on the Sunday night.

The show, alive with colour, flame and song, featured world renowned high wire artists Jade Kindar Martin, Johanne Humblet, and the incredible Bullzini family. To top off the show Jade performed his incredible and daring Fire Wire act which involved him walked and riding a bike over a flaming high wire, a one of a kind dramatic crescendo not seen anywhere else in this world.

Live music was played by Diana Yukawa,  Michael Fergie, and a fantastic local choir sang as part of the finale. We also had 25 young local dancers volunteer to dance with our LED Umbrellas as part of the spectacle.

Thanks to everyone involved, we are truly honoured to have headlined such a prestigious festival.

“The show was amazing – just what we wanted and no one was disappointed. The show was beautiful, gentle and spectacular with extraordinary performances. Our volunteers were worked hard and loved every minute of their participation. Please pass on our huge thanks to the performers and your team.”

Jan Doherty SIRF Artistic Director

Photography by Nic Kane